The Real Baby Killers
…and is anyone really surprised that the health care industry lawyers found a way to kill kids, at least for a few more years?
The authors of the law say they meant to ban all forms of discrimination against children with pre-existing conditions like asthma, diabetes, birth defects, orthopedic problems, leukemia, cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease. The goal, they say, was to provide those youngsters with access to insurance and to a full range of benefits once they are in a health plan.
To insurance companies, the language of the law is not so clear.
Insurers agree that if they provide insurance for a child, they must cover pre-existing conditions. But, they say, the law does not require them to write insurance for the child and it does not guarantee the “availability of coverage” for all until 2014.
Yup, that free market sure does take care of everybody, doesn’t it?
simmer it, in the real free market this would be a non-issue. no responsible parent would buy a policy that didn’t cover their kids. we have always had govt regulated, controlled, subsidized blah blah blah health care in this country since fdr. would you buy a new apple computer with no keyboard or processor? what is happening above is govt sanctioned corruption. you are missing the fact that the insurance industry wrote this law. there is nothing in the thing for the american people. we got the shaft. but at least biden spiced it up with a cool sound bite.